Degrees Offered with a Major in Epidemiology

  • Doctor of Philosophy
    • without a concentration
    • concentration in Cancer Epidemiology
    • concentration in Clinical and Translational Science
    • concentration in Genetic Epidemiology
    • concentration in Gero-Epidemiology
    • concentration in Infectious Disease Epidemiology
    • concentration in Psychiatric Epidemiology
  • Master of Science

Requirements for these degrees are given in the Graduate Degrees section of this catalog.

Epidemiology (PHHP/COM) Departmental Courses

GMS 7858Causal Artificial Intelligence for Health Research3
PHC 6000Epidemiology Methods I3
PHC 6002Epidemiology of Infectious Diseases3
PHC 6003Epidemiology of Chronic Diseases and Disability3
PHC 6009Biology and Epidemiology of HIV/AIDS3
PHC 6011Epidemiology Methods II3
PHC 6016Social Epidemiology in Public Health3
PHC 6041Landmarks in Psychiatric Epidemiology2
PHC 6194Spatial Epidemiology3
PHC 6517Public Health Concepts in Infectious Diseases3
PHC 6591Maternal and Child Health Epidemiology3
PHC 6598Foundations in Precision Medicine: Genetic Epidemiology1
PHC 6711Measurement in Epidemiology and Outcomes Research3
PHC 6717Public Health Surveillance3
PHC 6932Psychiatric Epidemiology Online Seminar Series1
PHC 6937Special Topics in Public Health1-6
PHC 6939CPE Psychiatric Grand Rounds1
PHC 6971Research for Master's Thesis1-4
PHC 7000Epidemiology Seminar II: Critical Evaluation, Research Proposals, and Methods2
PHC 7007Cancer Epidemiology3
PHC 7017Advanced Epidemiologic Methods III3
PHC 7038Psychiatric Epidemiology3
PHC 7065Advanced Skills in Epidemiological Data Management2
PHC 7083Computational Data Science for Epidemiology2
PHC 7199Topics in Precision Medicine and Public Health Informatics1
PHC 7427Ethics in Population Science2
PHC 7594Genetic Epidemiology3
PHC 7595Introduction to Molecular Epidemiology3
PHC 7727Grant Writing for Population Health Research2
PHC 7901Epidemiology Literature Review and Critique (Journal Club)1
PHC 7902Scientific Writing for Peer Reviewed Publications for Popular Science1
PHC 7910International Field Epidemiology3
PHC 7916National Field Epidemiology1-3
PHC 7918Independent Study1-3
PHC 7934Seminar I: Epidemiology Past, Present, and Future2
PHC 7979Advanced Research1-12
PHC 7980Research for Doctoral Dissertation1-15

College of Public Health and Health Professions Courses

GEY 5935Topics in Gerontology3
GEY 6220Overview of Geriatric Care Management3
GEY 6306Interpersonal Communication Within the Aging Network3
GEY 6646Issues and Concepts in Gerontology3
GEY 6936Professional Development in Gerontology/Geriatrics1-2
HSC 6905Independent Study1-3
HSC 6910Supervised Research1-5
HSC 6940Supervised Teaching1-5
PHC 6053Regression Methods for the Health and Life Sciences3
PHC 6193Qualitative Data Analysis3
PHC 6195Health information for Diverse Populations: Theory & Methods3
PHC 6447Ecology of HIV/Aids in the Rural South3
PHC 6917Supervised Research Project1-6
PHC 6945Public Health Practicum1-6
PHC 6946Public Health Internship1-9
PHC 7587Theory Development and Testing in Behavioral & Community Public Health2
PHC 7907Social and Behavioral Science Journal Club1
RCS 6036Or to Forensic Vt P3
RCS 6601Forensic Rehabilitation Consultation I3
RSD 6110Rehabilitation Science Theory and Application I3
RSD 6905Individual Work1-4
RSD 6910Supervised Research1-5
RSD 6930Special Topics in Rehabilitation Science1-4
RSD 6940Supervised Teaching1-3
RSD 7979Advanced Research1-12
RSD 7980Research for Doctoral Dissertation1-15

Epidemiology (PHD)

SLO 1     Skills
Design epidemiologic research studies and analyze data to answer health-related research questions that are currently relevant to the population.

SLO 2     Skills
Prepare to become an independent researcher in the field of Epidemiology.

SLO 3     Knowledge
Illustrate a thorough understanding of epidemiology concepts.

SLO 4:    Professional Behavior
Display ethical behaviors, cultural sensitivity, teamwork, professional conduct and communication, and build academic skills such as grant writing.

Epidemiology (MS)         

SLO 1     Knowledge    
Apply surveillance, assessment, evaluation, and other foundational epidemiological research designs to all areas of interest.

SLO 2    Skills
Choose appropriate measurement and analytic methods to study health and disease in a population.

SLO 3    Skills
Utilize biological, behavioral and social theory to understand how to prevent and intervene to promote the public health.

SLO 4    Professional Behavior
Display ethical behavior, cultural sensitivity, integrity in research conduct, honesty, and teamwork.


  • Benos, Panagiotis
  • Braithwaite, Dejana
  • Cottler, Linda B.
  • Kimmel, Stephen
  • Pearson, Thomas A.
  • Zhao, Jinying

Associate Professor

  • Mai, Volker
  • Yaghjyan, Lusine

Assistant Professor

  • Canidate, Shantrel S.
  • Chichetto, Natalie E.
  • Gurka, Kelly
  • Lopez-Quintero, Catalina
  • Malin, Ashley
  • Marini, Simone
  • Wang, Yan
  • Westmoreland, Drew Anne
  • Zhang, Sai

Research Associate Professor

  • Striley, Catherine L.


  • Shapiro, Jerne J.

Clinical Associate Professor

  • Stark, Heather Anne

Research Assistant Professor

  • Liu, Yiyang
  • Varma, Deepthi Satheesa

Affiliated Faculty

  • Beyth, Rebecca J.
  • Canales, Muna Thalji
    Assistant Professor
  • Carek, Peter J.
  • Cook, Robert L.
  • Cruz-Almeida, Yenisel
    Associate Professor
  • Cummings, Derek Adam
  • Kwara, Awewura
  • Lauzardo, Michael
    Research Associate Professor
  • Longini, Ira M.
  • Maldonado Molina, Mildred Merisa
  • Manini, Todd M.
  • Perri, Michael G.
  • Prosperi, Mattia
  • Rasmussen, Sonja A.
  • Seraphin, Marie Nancy
    Assistant Professor
  • Shorr, Ronald I.
    Research Professor
  • Staras, Stephanie Ann
    Associate Professor
  • Tomar, Scott
  • Vaddiparti Ananth, Srinivasa Krishna
    Clinical Assistant Professor
  • Winterstein, Almut Gertrud
    Distinguished Professor